Lily Templeton
Lily Templeton
Based in Paris, Lily travels the world to cover fashion. From the runways of the fashion capitals to the runaway success of emerging markets, she is always fascinated by the latest beauty trends, great design, and luxuries great and small.

‘I hope people question how and what they buy’ after the coronavirus pandemic, says Kevin Germanier, speaking for many independent designers in France as they keep their labels ticking over and ponder how health crisis will change fashion.

Hiromichi Ochiai, founder of Japanese brand Facetasm and finalist of the LVMH Prize 2016, on creating something new out of the soft drink’s archive.

Mélanie Huynh is a prominent freelance fashion editor who counts American designer Joseph Altuzarra among her best friends and has consulted for couturiers such as Elie Saab, Riccardo Tisci, and Alber Elbaz.

Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa have been spotted wearing Alan Crocetti’s creations, while Beyoncé wore a Paula Mendoza piece in her XO music video. Samuel Francois, Foundrae and Sophie Bille Brahe are other brands to look out for.


Japanese fashion talent scout Yu Masui looks for unusual items wherever he goes, and has a knack for mixing up styles. We talk to him about his style, where fashion’s hot right now, and how dressing ‘weird’ has gone mainstream.

The first BoF China Prize was won by Caroline Hu, a New York-based designer who impressed with a crafts-intensive collection. She receives US$100,000 and mentoring intended to help her label succeed globally.

French-Chinese documentary maker Frédéric Tcheng was drawn to the mystery of American fashion designer Halston, who dressed Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, and was a regular at Studio 54, but lost control of his brand.

Beginning today, Paris Fashion Week will host a number of brands that have adopted aesthetics reminiscent of beloved fashion fixtures, including Rokh, Koché and Mame.

As Chanel prepares for the global launch of its men’s make-up range, we look at why the market for such products has grown and talk to a few men who are not afraid of reaching for the concealer.

Parisian style is a perfect storm of messy hair, minimal make-up and a basic uniform somehow magically transformed by a dash of je ne sais quoi. These brands are updating the basics of French style

She freelanced for Alexander McQueen, he learned his trade at Balenciaga and Céline. When Léa Dickely and Hung La launched their label, they said ‘a lot without much’, and fashion world took note.

The ultimate concept store, Colette’s closure came as a shock – but there are still places to shop in the French capital. Ahead of couture week, we profile seven of the most happening boutiques in the world’s fashion capital.

Hotel toiletries are moving beyond being just being an additional touch of luxury. Now they are a symbol of identity for hotels, and niche brands are cashing in

A century ago, French couturier Paul Poiret was dressing the rich and famous with his modern designs. His label closed down in 1929, but now it has returned with French-Chinese designer Yin at the helm

Live art illustrators are proving to be the perfect foil for – and perhaps the better alternatives to – street-style and catwalk photographers at fashion weeks

With few reputable fashion schools in the region, would-be designers from Asia flocked to top institutions in the West to learn their trade; seeing this demand, schools have opened branches in Asian countries including China and India

Paris is getting greener and healthier, from innovative workout spaces to vegan cafes. As the fashion set descends on the city for Paris Fashion Week, we check out the most exciting developments in the city’s health and wellness scene

At a time when female empowerment has touched many industries, are women DJs breaking the mould or simply coming into their own in the world of fashion?

Whether it was a collection inspired by the last Chinese emperor, bomber blazer hybrids, reflections on Americana or a doomsday scenario in armoured suits, these designers lit up the Paris catwalks with autumn 2018 collections

Expect the achingly cool from Acne Studios, thrifty baroque tailoring from AF Vandevorst, French-influenced flair from Ellery, savvy styles with a luxurious touch from Proenza Schouler and upcycled demi-couture from RVDK

The City of Lights has long been a magnet for international talent, from music to the arts, and fashion is well represented, with Australian designer Martin Grant, Andrew Gn from Singapore and India’s Manish Arora making their mark

Métiers d’Art collection unveiled in Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld was born, full of witty references to the port city’s seafaring roots seen as a new beginning for designer by guests including Hong Kong’s Wyman Wong and Tilda Swinton

Concept stores at the Hotel de Crillon, Ritz Paris and Royal Monceau are changing the luxury hospitality industry as wealthy travellers look for more ways of enjoying their stay – by spending more money

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its smash-hit sneaker line, the founders of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand give their inside take on a label that has won fans worldwide including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West and Taylor Swift